Feb 19, 2013 1:40am PST
. a nightmare scenario for the u.s. the united nations now estimates that 70,000 people have been killed in the fighting, though no one really knows. a u.n. commission called for war crimes investigations of both sides. assad's government, which has sought to crush the rebellion, and the rebels, who are seen as warlords, gangsters, and religious fanatics who regularly post videos of beheadings and other atrocities on youtube. damascus is quiet. no one really walking around. 5 million people hunkered down as the terrible war that's tearing their country apart has arrived here. in fierce battles raging in the city's suburbs. syria's many minorities live in terror of jihadist takeover of their country. before we came here, we visited christian refugees from syria who fled to beirut. they said they were forced out of their villages by muslim fundamentalists, ethnically cleansed. they supported the rebellion at first, but not now. they lost their homes, their communities, their way of life. we lived free as christians, this man tells us, putting up christmas trees and decorations. but now we
Feb 8, 2013 1:40am PST
he's doing. >> reporter: but why now? dorner was honorably discharged from the u.s. navy reserve just last friday after ten years' service. including a tour in the persian gulf. was that the trigger for this killing spree? or evidence of careful planning? >> i have more questions than i do have answers at this point. >> reporter: if dorner gets his apparent wish, if he is killed, we might never know the whole truth. nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> wow. and this 6,000 word manifesto gives some scary insight into what he is thinking. one part in the document where he writes, self-preservation is no longer important to me. i do not fear death, as i died long ago on 1-2-09, referring to the day that he was fired. >> right. >> from the force here. so this is a guy as you heard from the piece who is looking to kill and be killed. that's what makes him so dangerous. >> this manifesto is interesting. he kind of switches between completely insane and 100% lucid. >> yes. >> he talks about two different political figures and different stars on television almost like this is something he now
Feb 14, 2013 11:00pm PST
branch of the u.s. military. biggest lie yet came when vest tried to con front dick face-to-face. >> he was the one that actually shot osama bin laden. >>reporter: you bought that. >> no. i knew that this was a charade at that point. there was no question about it. >>reporter: let me talk to you about your navy seal back ground. >> i don't have a navy seal background. >>reporter: you told people that didn't you. >> no i did not. >>reporter: when i tracked him down to southern california last week he wouldn't stop long enough to look at the information i compiled on him. all the phoney facebook pos postings e-mails with tall tal tale. fake discharge papers. the contract he signed with vest guarantee he's a navy see. you have a lane of people claim it you scam them out of a lot of money. >> no. >>reporter: aj next target the carson city, nevada airport. public hearing last may the airport commission thanked mr. mr. dick for his service as u.s. navy seal app granted use of hangar for his new self-defense classes. again, businessed on skills he supposedly learned as navy sea seal.